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by news choppers. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, orlando. >>> our other big story this morning, the capture of a suspected killer who escaped from d.c. superior court. after nearly 24 hours on the run, u.s. marbles say james brewer turned himself in yesterday afternoon. authorities say brewer switched i.d. bracelets with another prisoner and walked out of the courthouse. he was first arrested thursday and charged in the june murder of 71-year-old solomon reece. brewer faces escape charges as well. it is 9:01. switch gears and take a look at our forecast this morning. we're looking for one more nice day and then. >> and then. today is the good one. focus on what you have that's good and it's right in front of you. you know what i mean? >> yes. >> today is looking a-okay for anything you would like to get done. here's a picture to prove it to you. a blue sky out there today. enjoy the blueness of the sky, though, because we're going to get that gunky haze layer. so for now, with the sunshine, temperature 77 degrees in washington. 78 in annapolis. 79 in st. mary's county. 75 in fredericksburg.
's still a big divide between the white house and capitol hill over the debt limit. what president obama is demanding from congress until a deal is done. >>> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm pat lawson muse in for eun yang on this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. and here's a look at the washington skyline. you can see the capitol in the distance and the potomac river. little hazy. going to be hot out there today, tom. >>> indeed, going to be heating up and the humidity has increased. we welcome pat lawson muse. good to have you with us. 76 at reagan national. low 70s at prince george's county and arlington, montgomery, and fairfax counties. weather watchers reporting upper 60s to near 70 in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. right near the bay, it's in the mid- mid-70s there as well as at the atlantic beaches. the yellow zone in western maryland, southern shenandoah valley in west virginia in the mid to upper 60s now. there's the view from space. a mostly clear sky starting off this monday morning. winds shifting into the south and southwest, th
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
. you can see how big this complex is moving southeast at 20 miles per hour. and then there is another area that's just down to the south. it's around charles county, around king george county and it's moving toward areas like montrose and st. george island. the impact with this, frequent lightning, damaging winds, and definitely some downpours with this. so the atmosphere, that very humid air, is getting wrung out. flash flood warnings up for areas of northeastern montgomery county, for northern prince george's and anne arundel county. howard county, too, in baltimore. and to the south, for king george and for stafford county. and this goes up until about 6:30 or 7:00 or so. so remember, turn around, don't drown. we're seeing some awfully high rainfall rates out of these thunderstorms coming through. but it's definitely cooling us down. unofficially, up to the 91. now we're seeing temperatures in the 80s. and overnight, the first time they have dropped this low since early wednesday morning. i'll have more in a little bit. >> all right. thank you, veronica. >>> as norway mourns those
condition this morning. >>> a big day in orlando. today lawyers begin closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. the defense rested its case without calling the florida mother to the stand. it claims 2-year-old caylee drowned in the swimming pool. casey a anthony is charged with first degree murder. if convicted she could face the death penalty. >>> today marks one year since a man trying to protect his neighbors during a robbery was gunned down himself. 66-year-old january parnell was getting ready for a community barbecue in southeast wa wafpshn washington. since that day, his own family has been searching for a killer. >> every day, you know, you hear something on tv. it's like, wow, i wonder if those were the guys. >> for the last year the twins have been desperately searching for closure after their father was gunned down preparing for a july fourth barbecue. 66-year-old john parnell was killed on nelson place in southeast d.c. during a robbery gone wrong. >> just to know my dad's life was worth less than $100 is extremely frustrating. and it really makes me angry. >> last july 3rd,
above the average high this time of year, which is 89. but still, big break from the extreme heat we've seen the last few days. by late afternoon, though, we could get some thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy downpours, may cause localized flooding. here's a look at the traffic. danella, good morning. >>> good morning, and happy monday. let's start off with a look at some of our local bridges. this is the key bridge so far. looks excellent. no delays or accidents to report for you. i can tell you, d.c., your southeast bridges are good. all, no accidents or major delays to report to you at this time. and looking at 66, you are going to see some volume as you head east. right here, and that volume's going to continue as you make your way toward the beltway. inside and outside the beltway on 66, it's clear, with no accidents to report. back to you eun and joe. >> thank you. >>> new from overnight, one firefighter has been -- has been injured in a rather -- hospitalized for exhaustion while battling a house fire in hyattsville in prince georges county. the fire started at a
are signing up to be officially married in the big apple. >>> but first, the chance of storms rolling in today. we'll check out the time line to find out exactly when coming up. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. we're in 70s throughout most of the region. and right by the bay, in the mountains it's near 70. and there are some showers coming out of the ohio valley just coming into western west virginia. there are a few lingering showers in the lower eastern shore this morning. sunrise at 6:03, there's the hazy sky over the monuments now. by noontime, we'll be near 90. and by mid-afternoon, the low 90s. a bit cooler, but still humid. and late afternoon, we'll likely get some thunderstorms popping up. and the main threat today and into tonight will be heavy downpours from thunderstorms coming through all the way until around midnight. then after that, much nicer weather moves in. we'll look at that the rest of the week coming up at 5:21. how's traffic? >> well, if you're taking the rails, so far you're off to a great start. no delays to rep
the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> laters on both sides of the casey anthony trial are preparing for closing arguments. in rebuttal yesterday, prosecutors tried to disprove earlier defense testimony from cindy anthony. she's the grabd mother of 2-year-old caylee. cindy said she matt chloroform searches on the house computer, not her daughter, casey. but two co-workers testified that cindy was at work when those searches were made. prosecutors claim casey suffocated caylee anthony.defense argues the child accidentally drowned in the family's swimming pool. closing arguments will start tomorrow. >>> lawyers are appealing a judge's ruling that allows prison officialses to force jared lee loughner to take medication. he's being giv
115. it does look like we will cool off by the end of the weekend into next week. we are in for big heat you want to be ready for. >> thank you, doug. >>> still to come tonight a bride gets arrested before she can cut the cake. can cut th[ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> so our baseball team had a rough night. >> yeah, but they almost won. i'll show you. >> almost? yeah. >> i'm trying to get you excited. they had a chance here. >> okay. >> zimmerman's earned run average is fifth best just behind roy halladay. pretty impressive. tonight j.z. was roughed up in houston, his worst outing of the year. but the nats had a chance to win in the ninth. >> did they? >> no. bottom of the first, no score zimmerman facing angel sanchez
and vote to raise it again next year if a second big chunk of cuts is made. >> it must be extended in way it gives certainty the economy through '13 and not some short-term gimmick we are right back in this fix. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> transportation officials are expressing their frustrationing that thousands of faa employees are off because after shutdown. they are furloughed without pay because congress was not able to pass an extension of the air travel agency's funding friday. 1,000 of those employees work in the district. it also means airports nationwide will not receive about $2.5 billion in funding for construction projects. congress says that they will revisit the bill today. >>> this afternoon, president obama will address a major hispanic civil rights organization. the national council of laraza is holding its conference here. the speech is expected to focus on immigration issues. the conference is being held at the marriott in woodley park. and security is expected to be tight. if you are in the area around lunch time, you main want to avoid connecticut ave
of his dead pet but all told him the dog was too big. >>> more apologies from rupert murdoch will run in several british newspapers tomorrow as the fallout from the phone hacking scandal connected to portions of his media empire continues and expands. this is some high-profile celeb -- this, as some high-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the lat
. >> jim vance is here now with his one-on-one. big day, jim. >> yeah, jim and pat, thank you. the president stepped away from his discussions with congressional leaders today to talk to us about the current economy, and the hardships that it it puts on working people here in washington and all over the country. >> people all across the country are going through a tough time right now. and nobody is thinking about it each and every day more than i am. because i get letters from folks, i hear from people who are doing the right thing, trying to make something happen in their lives and they're just having a difficult time in what is a really tough economy. what i would say to folks is that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the economy is growing, but we're also trying to do everything we can to make sure that if somebody wants to get trained for the jobs of the future, that those training programs are available to them. if young people are ready and willing to go to college, then we're going to try to make sure that they can afford to go to college. and that we ar
matthews was killed. four others were injured after a big fight broke out. it happened last night. the four victims are expected to be okay. police have not said what started that fight. and they have not identified a suspect yet. >>> if you're heading to the national mall and plan on using metro you have to expect some delays this weekend because parts of the red, orange, and blue lines, they're going through track work today and tomorrow. and the smithsonian metro station is going to be closed for most of the day on monday. it will reopen after the fireworks are over. but to keep people from getting trampled on the escalators, a lot of the downtown station's escalators will be turned off. and all day monday, offpeak fares will be in effect. >>> start of a holiday weekend. it's also a friday. so doug is out in somebody's backyard because he likes to do that on fridays. he is out in montgomery county. where are you, doug? >> oh, we're in potomac, jim. and i'll tell you what, it is a beautiful day, and a beautiful backyard too. take a look. a great house here in maryland. as far as the weath
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
before the debt ceiling is raised. a notion savaged this week by a big-name senate republican. >> it's unfair, it's bizarro. >> reporter: savaged today by senate democrats. >> this is the most outrageous suggestive heard. >> speaker boehner should just give it up. >> but the republican senate leader backed the speaker. >> democrats are out bragging about how they're going to prolong the crisis instead of doing the hard work of trying to solve it. and that includes the president. >> reporter: president obama is not bragging. he's begging for no default. >> if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match. >> reporter: house republicans set a vote on the boehner plan tonight. >> here we go again, my friends. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to kill the boehner plan. three days left. saturday, sunday, monday. in reality, especially in the senate, the two political parties really are not that far apart on the key issue, spending. th
was minimal. >> it does come down fast and furious every once in a while. this was a big one. market street was a river. >> reporter: things are pretty much back to normal. you will find trash bags where people picked up debris that was left behind. fredericks's flood control system at carol creek spared the historic from disaster. it was built after the city flooded in the 1960s. >> underneath that aring a arin aqueducts. >> reporter: this shows cars about to float away at a condo complex. you were showing the water came up to the sign here? >> came up about right here, right past the sign. see where everything just rest underneath the car and everything. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >>> closer to washington, the storm took a toll on trees and power lines and led to yet another difficult commute home for many across the area. jackie bensen continues our team coverage. she's live in bethesda. >> reporter: as usual, most of the damage and inconvenience was caused by this area's large, old trees. people ran for cover as the skies opened in the humid late afternoon, grabbing for umbre
as the last big carrier to offer that unlimited data service. >>> natalie portman's baby now has a name. alif. "people" magazine says the baby boy was named after the first led of the hebrew alphabet. he's now 3 weeks old. >>> it's the end of two eras in daytime soaps, but today abc announced "all my children" and "one life to live" will be available online. >> both shows were sold to prospect park set to launch its own hulu like venture. executives at prospect park say they will continue the same story lines and characters and pick up right where the tv finales left off. >> guarantee, you won't miss a beat. >>> well, it's the beginning of the end for one of the most successful movie franchises in movie history. the last "harry potter" film premiers tonight in london. 8,000 fans camped out for days in trafalgar square, lining a nearly mile-long red carpet in order to see the stars arrive. at least one devoted fan explained nothing is stopping her from getting a front-row seat. >> been here about 72 hours. we've been counting down somewhere. and i'm sunburnt from monday and tuesday when it was
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> we have shown you this weekend how reporters nationwide are trying to illustrate how hot it is right now. you saw derrick ward sweating it out in dupont circle. here are statistics to give you a sense how historically it's been across the country this week. 845 heat records were broken or tied between last monday and yesterday. most of them were broken on friday. 212 records were set or met that day. and if you think it's hot here, just be happy you weren't in haze, kansas. it was 110 degrees there on thursday. that was the hottest record set this past week. >> yeah. that's tough stuff. and people think because they're in kansas that it isn't humid. think again. it's all corn and soybean crops everywhere you go. and a good hea
it. and that in a nutshell is why a lot of big, moderate players in this town led by president obama do like this bipartisan scheme. with 13 days until possible default, all eyes are on the gang of six senators, three republicans and three democrats. they met today with house democrats. can they craft a deficit deal that can pass congress? lawmakers ask gang of six democrat kent conrad. >> how does this work? where is it headed? >> reporter: like the deficit commission, like president obama, the gang of six has a plan that's balanced. gang of six democrat dick durbin. >> it does it by putting everything on the table. everything. spending cuts, entitlement programs and revenue. >> reporter: $3 trillion in spending cuts, including cuts in medicare and the like. $1 trillion in tax hikes. but not on most americans. >> we're actually reducing tax rates, both on the individual side and the corporate side. >> reporter: that's a move to win over conservatives, like house gop leader eric cantor. >> and so i don't think that raising taxes, increasing tax rates, is the answer. certainly not in
. also in the chase for that award are the "big bang cheetheory" "" "the office" "30 rock" and "parks and recreation". steve car rel has yet to win an award. among his competitors, matt le blank in his comedy "episodes." marc barger, nbc news. >>> the buzz is building for something that rock and roll hasn't seen in a long time. the super group. >> yeah, the group, this band is called super heavy. mick jagger, dave stewart, josh stone, ar raman who won oscars. the first cast of characters that formed the band, rock, regular reggae, pop and soul. a tour is due out this september. >> can't wait to hear it. >>> coming up on news4, a scientific break through that's giving dentists and their patients a reason to smile. >>> and why this man is wearing a pasta strainer on his driver's license photo. the answer is coming up. >>> and for all of your news, be sure to follow news4 online. just search nbc was noirm now, this is more like it. >> yeah. >> just want it to hang on, right? at least for the weekend. >> as long as you can, you know, can keep it hanging on. >> right. gorgeous evening, in
. >> there really is. and this is really cool. we had a big-time thunderstorm, a severe thunderstorm up around the haguerstown area. that thunderstorm has completely died out. but it septembnt out a boundary cooled us down by about 10 to 15 degrees. let's show you outside right now, where we have rain across the area. you can see very hazy around the washington, d.c. area, but it is cooler out there right now. many locations, digital doppler radar right now showing you where the rain is. we do have some rain back to the west around shenandoah county. that's a severe thunderstorm. these are big-time storms here. another severe thunderstorm warning now that includes clark county and fauquier. and we had a severe thunderstorm around fairfax county but that died out. and now a new storm has developed, and it's all along this boundary. i want you to focus. see this line right here? you can actually see it making its way down across the area. it came through leesburg, 102. next hour, 93. it came through the washington, d.c. area, it was 102 here at our studio. outside right now, 94 degrees. so about
dollars from big g cereals. you can raise money for your kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. >>> oh, what a beautiful picture. 73 degrees. sun just up, peeking through the clouds out there. that is a glorious picture. >> that is so pretty. looks like a postcard. >> it really does, but it's not. it's real life here in the nation's capital. let's go to tom kierein to find out what the real day is going to feel like. >>> here's another view from the sunrise, picture from the sky view camera. relief on the way today. sun is up and a ahazy sky this morning. temperatures around the region still rather steamy. 70s in washington around the bay and eastern shore. suburbs and rural areas, a little patchy fog. watch out for that. much drier air beginning to move into western maryland. cumberland down to 66. into west virginia as well. many locations there have reached the mid-60s, and we'll have that drier air coming our way as the day progresses. by noontime upper 80s. during the afternoon, low 90s. lots of sun and a blue sky
of a big bipartisan meeting on the looming debt crisis. brian mooar is on capitol hill now with more on this. brian? >> hey there, jim. those twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, but the tweeter in chief was allowed to go a little bit longer. >> here's a tweet. >> from the whitehouse, president obama hosted the first-ever twitter town hall. a question and answer session that started with a hardball. >> what mistakes have you made in handling this recession, and what would you do differently? >> one would have been to explain to the american people that it was going to take a while for us to get out of this. >> reporter: the white house says the questions were both written and chosen by twitter users. >> our next question comes from someone you may know. this is speaker boehner. >> oh, there you go. >> after embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs? >> what he's right about is that we have not seen fast enough job growth relative to the need. >> reporter: the twitter town hall came on the eve of a white house debt ceiling showdown
-brand designers had had excess inventory they were trying to get rid of. >> reporter: today, big names are banking on flash sales. this year, nordstrom brought a flash site, and amazon is the founder of i-habit. flash sales may be a new shopping trend for consumers, but the marketing tactics are old-school. >> first of all, urgency, the fact you might have to make the deal in a hurry. second is scarcity on some of the sites, at least many of the sites. that you know there's a limited quantity available. the third, for some of the sites, is exclusivity, which basically indicates some of them are members-only sites. >> reporter: some things to look out for before making a flash purchase. you might be able to get the same deal or better price somewhere else. find out how much shipping costs. it may cost more than the deal is worth to you. if you're considering a travel flash sale, make sure you know who is actually providing the services. know the privacy policy associated with the information you give to the flash site. and understand the return policy. they may not take the product back. jacobs say
with the expectation or their expectation that you would talk about the debt ceiling and that big issue the president is dealing with right now. but that -- obviously, you had other places that needed to be addressed, as well. >> well, you know, the white house had in mind, the president want to get his message out to the american people. as he has promised those congressional leaders he is going to do, he is going to take his case to the american people with regard to raising the debt and cutting spending and all of the other issues they're talking about. but there are some issues that i think are pretty germane and relevant and important to people in washington and in the washington area. and i kind of had a notion that the president would not mind talking about those things specifically. he's talked a lot about the debt ceiling. he talked about that, and, you know, i kind of figured that folks who are going to be watching "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast, ey'll get a lot about that on the debt ceiling. but i think there are some other kinds of things that folks in washington want to h
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
this proposal. >>> a big crowd is gathering in palm desert, california to say they're final farewell to betty ford. funeral services are just now getting underway. earlier today, main roads leading to the church were shutdown, and security was beefed up. michelle obama and three former first ladies are among the dignitaries paying their respects. those coming out say mrs. ford and her courageous battles with her very private issues from breast cancer to drug and alcohol addiction inspired her lasting legacy. >>> still ahead, 24 hours later, crews are working to repair the gas line. the unexpected snag. what it could mean for your commute. >>> disturbing allegations of sexual abuse at a little girl's birthday party. a local councilmember's husband is facing charges. >>> summertime means no homework and staying up late for the kids. one local county may be changing that. who's considering a curfew and why you could get in trouble if your children break the rules. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.
the times plant as you approach bladensburg road. and on the rails, big delay. this is on the marc. brunswick east, train number 890, your delay is 21 minutes. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. back to you, joe and aaron. >> danella, thank you. >>> new from overnight, holy cross hospital is fully operational now after a fire caused evacuations there. montgomery county fire investigators tell us that a heating and air conditioning unit outside the building caught fire around 11:15 last night. smoke got inside the third floor, which includes the maternity ward. hospital staff moved some patients to another part of the building while fire crews put out the flames. fire crews say no patients were in any danger. >>> the august 2nd deadline is many looin looming, and there is still no debt limit compromise. president obama will hold another press conference to update the nation on his efforts to increase the limit. melissa mollet with more on what the president is expected to say. >> that news conference is scheduled at 11:00 this morning. this comes amid new hope a deal c
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore that further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was lik
-trailer have collided, leading to a big explosion. this time, it was in maine. it happened just after 11:00 this morning. about 40 miles south of portland. the collision and fire killed the driver of the truck. at least five passengers on the train were injured. it appears the truck driver tried to stop but skidded through the gate. >>> the fbi's investigating whether a child pornography ring could be linked to the murder of a teenage girl who disappeared from baltimore. authorities found the body of phylicia barnes in the susquehanna river. according to the "baltimore sun" investigators filed warrants to search facebook and e-mail accounts of barnes and four men. the documents show investigators thought they may find evidence of child exploitation in the accounts. >>> coming up tonight, the d.c. lottery is betting on mobile ticket sales. >>> and doug's back to tell us if the storms tonight will provide any relief from the heat tomorrow. >>> about 100 kids from our area joined lacrosse players from native american nations at the white house today. they took part in "let's move" in indian
baseball. the nats struck out in los angeles today big-time. they won the opening series on friday easily but then crumbled over the weekend. today against the dodgers the nats struck out 13 times and fall to 9-14 under manager davey johnson. top of the first pick it up no score. michael morse up with the bases loaded swing a hot bat here. rips one to left. roger bernadina comes in to score from third. morse's 55th rbi of the season. but that's all they get. chad billingsley, well, he was awesome here in the top of the first after that. blows it by jayson werth. werth was 0 for 3 with two k's. now has 99 strikeouts this season. bottom of the first, jason marquis pitching to aaron miles here. two on, two out. miles gets the best of him. base knock to center. that placed andre ethier. then here comes the relay throw from danny espinosa. jesus flores at home plate can't handle it. and matt kemp is safe. that's all the dodgers would need. the nats lose 3-1. they have the day off tomorrow before starting a nine-game home stand. >>> all right. in baltimore check out the sign. i'm five years old
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
is expected to last throughout the week. >> a big search took place this evening, a search for a dog that survived a car accident that killed one of its owners. for the family of the woman who died, the search for cricket gave them some hope to hold on into in this time of grief and darcy spencer is here with good news from hay market, virginia. >> just a little more than an hour ago the missing dog named cricket was captured. i'm told she's alive and in perfect condition. a woman driving by the area saw cricket sitting on the side of the road, pulled over and held the dog until family members arrived. everyone i spoke to is very pleased to have a happy end being to this very tragic story. cricket is a 3-year-old great pyrenees riding in a crate with her owners last sunday afternoon when they crashed head-on into a pin payingo. jack survived and his wife charlotte did not. the dog escaped from her crate and had been missing ever since. the crash happened around 4:30 near shady oak lane near hay market. today a tracking dog named heidi came to the area where she had been seen. late th
of july weekend, ocean city is preparing for another big event. ocean city mayor rick meehan joins us this morning with details. good morning. >> good morning, good to be here. >> so nice to see you again. busy weekend you had this past weekend. >> we've been busy every weekend in ocean city, the weather's been great, the crowds have been fantastic. everyone seems to be enjoying their time in ocean city. >> and i understand that things are better than ever. your best year in a while. >> they are. memorial day weekend was a record weekend. looks like the july 4th weekend was a record weekend. so everybody's coming out, they want to get to the beach, they want to share some time with their family and friends. where better to do that than ocean city. >> is there any explanation as to why it was better than it was even just a year, two years ago? >> i think we're a short drive from baltimore area, from washington, from our core market area, and even up into pennsylvania. and people, you know, they appreciate that. it's a short drive, it's a three-hour drive, and it gives them an opportuni
: while the economy added 6,000 manufactures job, that's a drop in a very big bucket. >> the data is lousy. >> reporter: the president called congressional leaders back to the white house on sunday to break the stalemate over the debt ceiling and government spending. democrats and republicans are united on one point, they don't like what they're hearing so far. >> we are not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the backs of america's seen yorsz a eseni families. >> there is no agreement in private or in public and as the presented sa president said yesterday, we are this far apart. >> reporter: they're predicting bottom lines but not breakthroug breakthroughs. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> it is the end of an era for nasa. and one giant question mark for mankind. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis" on the shoulders of the space shuttle america will continue the dream. >> reporter: the 135th and final shuttle mission hungered from kennedy space center yesterday on a 12 day trip to the international space station. once "atlant
dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> good morning and welcome back. you can see the white house there, some lights in the windows, but it's not under spotlights right now. it will be a very busy place later this morning. senate and house leaders return for the fourth day of debt limit negotiations. as the clock ticks towards the august 2nd deadline, republicans and democrats both seem unwilling to budge, and the president is turning up the heat by adding yet another condition. nbc's kristen dahlgren now joins us live this morning from capitol hill. with more on this, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. just three weeks until the august 2nd deadline, and the president says
at dallas, texas, at 91. phoenix, 94 degrees. worst right here so many of the big cities. because of that we're under an excessive heat warning throughout the area today. maybe just a little cooler back to the west around hagerstown, martinsburg, and winchester but not by a whole lot. temperatures running in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees. here's a look at your day sweltering today. 98 to 102 the air temperature. for the evening cooling down a little bit, 97 to 90 degrees. could have an isolated storm coming your way, your four day forecast. there's the end in sight, 94 for sunday. we'll get some storms. it will still be sticky. monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday of next week lower humidity. danella? >> good morning. >>> taking a look at our roadways, let's start out with local bridges. woodrow wilson bridge looks good. 11th street, sousa bridge, checked them all. they look good. here's a look at the key bridge. so far it's a great time to be on the roadways. i know it's hot. get out early and avoid traffic and avoid the massive heat coming later today. and a look at the american legi
. >> there's the guy. they might have fallen short of a big win at the national title but the vcu men's basketball team did win another prize, they took home an espy. the rams won the award for best upset at last night's espys in los angeles. seth myers hosted the show. you see him there. it honors the best athletic performances and games of the past year. and we knew this was going to happen. you know, you go online, you can vote for the espys, coach knew that the nomination was out there so we expected a win, and you probably can't see that very well, but the coach tweeted a photo of some of the guys on the team. >> holding their espy. >> which is a really big award. i'll retweet that later this morning. >> do that. >> check it out on twitter. >> congratulations to many of the players there. >> and congratulations to you as an alumni. >> thank you. the espys would not be an awards show without some fashion statement, and there it is. >> my man. >> san francisco giants closer brian wilson probably had fashionistas cringing with this little number. give you a little nod there. this is
to be for the mayor? >> well, if it's proven, it's a big legal problem because it's against the laws of the election board, the campaign finance people. so that could be a very, very big legal problem. how it's going to carry out and how far it will be carried out we don't know. until the "washington post", for some reason, i've been saying and i hear in the community people say, well, what's wrong with the "washington post". why are they against gray? all of the leaders in the city. since january inaugurations that's all we have gotten from the media. and that is an attack on black leaders in the city. >> well, i'm not going to try to defend the "washington post". but, you know, i get a little tired of black leaders making an excuse as to why they come after me. the fact is they accepted cash they shouldn't have accepted. that can happen. it really can happen. >> but the problem is then somebody says well, let's go get money orders. you have to consciously make a decision. you're supposed to have a pressure. i've run campaigns. i've been a candidate for office. darn it, the treasurer has to be abov
years with no opt-out clause. but no deal could be a big deal when it comes to lost money for both sides. >> the real losses will start in the next couple days if they can't get this deal done. >> reporter: while fans say for every day this goes on, they're the ones who are really paying. >> oh, yeah. ready for some football. >> all right, the first preseason game, the august 7th exhibition hall of fame game, has been cancelled. if the two sides do reach a deal by tuesday, no other game should be affected. on capitol hill, kristen dahlgren, news4. >>> when news4 at 4:00 continues, imagine dropping 1 million bucks worth of wine. a beg big mess. we'll tell you about it, coming up. ♪ >>> and singer brian mcknight has a new album out. he's actually performing live here tonight. i had a chance to talk to him today. we'll hear from him next. >>> plus, comedian and host of "the marriage ref" tom papa joins us next. >>> kate middleton's dress will ♪ this is me ♪ i write the songs i try to be be right ♪ >>> the album is called "just me" and joining us today is brian mcknight, a familiar f
, but this was a big one because market street was a river. >> reporter: things are pretty much back to normal, but you will find trash bags where people picked up debris left behind. the flood control system spared the district from disaster. it was built after the city flooded in the 1960s. >> underneath that are essentially aqua ducts so the city remains safe. >> reporter: much of the damage was caused by blocked storm drains. you were showing that the water came up to the sign here? >> yeah, came up about right here, right past the sign and everything. you see where everything just brushed right under the car. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >> and a lot of people are still without power. right now pepco reporting about 18 people without -- or customers without power. 46 for dominion. and the bulk of the outages are with bge, about 2200 customers are without power right now. so the question this morning is what will mother nature bring us today? chuck bell is here with the answers and we hope we want to hear it. >> you'll like this forecast a lot. it will be beautiful outside. for today and for
be some big names. guys, we'll have the whole time line laid out for you coming up at 5:00 in just a few minutes. >> bring it. we're all ready for it, dan. thanks very much. we'll see you in a bit. >>> we're following developments on capitol hill involving the debt reduction battle. there's still no agreement, but today republican and democratic leaders drafted two separate measures to avoid a government default next week. the house gop plan includes raising the debt ceiling, and cutting spending by $2.5 trillion in two stages, with one vote now and another next year. senate democrats would hike the borrowing limit, and trim $2.7 trillion over ten years. neither plan includes tax hikes. >> any serious debt reduction plan must include revenues, but in the interest of preventing a default, we can have the fight on revenues later. >> we believe it's a responsible, common sense plan that meets our obligations to the american people, and preserves the full faith and credit of the united states' government. >>> the white house says president obama is supporting the senate's proposal, even thou
flickster now? every day i'm further behind. how these local kids are working to develop the next big thing for iphone apps. >> and i have a feeling we aren't going to know what it is. in sports, lots of changes to the >>> a new study says there is no increased risk for brain cancer among teenagers who regularly use cell phones. the national cancer institute study followed cell phone habits of more than 350 teens with brain cancer. and compared them to kids without the disease. they also could not find more brain tumors in areas of the brain receiving the highest amount of exposure to the cell phone. this study follows one released by the world health organization back in may that said using a mobile phone might increase the risk of certain types of brain tumors. >>> are you smarter than a fifth grader? you might not be in the fifth grade in one of the kids taking part in a high-tech summer camp in our area. derrick ward shows us what these kids are learning during their summer vacation. >> just going through the first stages. >> reporter: you may be looking at the next hot app for your iph
's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used bullets to explode inside the body. they said they had never seen so much destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was, i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by and
at that humidity. at 71% currently. we do have a few clouds across the area. notice pittsburgh. that is a big cluster of storms, most of which is going to die on its approach down to the southeast. you can see quite a bit of lightning around pittsburgh. but for us today we could have scattered storms around the area. those storms could be strong. quite strong bringing heavy winds and rain to the area. in mari bladensburg, 78 degrees. 79 degrees in montgomery county, olney. here's a look at your day planner forecast. 86 degrees at 9:00 a.m. in the morning. already close to 90. we're going to get past that 90 degree mark, probably topping out around 94 to 95 degrees. noontime we'll start climbing, 92. there's your chance of storms and 93 by 5:00. eun? >> veronica, thank you. >>> we have separation, houston. >> houston copy. >> undocking confirmed. >> while you slept, the shuttle "atlantis" undocked from the international space station for the final time. that was astronauts in space talking to mission control in houston. the half hour undocking process started at exactly 2:28 a.m., ending a 30-
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
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raising taxes. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> treasury secretary timothy geithner says, if the debt ceiling is not raised by august 2nd, it could have catastrophic consequences on the global economy. >>> president obama will hold a news conference about debt limit negotiations at 11:00 this morning, and you can watch that nbc special report right here on nbc 4. >>> new defense secretary leon panetta is in iraq this morning meeting with top u.s. military and diplomatic leaders in baghdad. after that, he'll meet with iraqi leaders to discuss keeping possibly some u.s. troops in iraq beyond 2011. there are currently 46,000 troops there. his visit comes as iraqi police say three rockets hit baghdad's green zone overnight. panett
with another update. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> still ♪ mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> a woman charged with killing her coworker in bethesda in montgomery county will be in court today. brittany norwood is accused of killing jana murphy at the lululemon store back in march. police say she killed murray after a fight after murray found suspected stolen items in norwood's handbag. norwood then tried to hide the murder by tying herself up and blaming at tack on two masked men. the store reopened last month. >>> later this month, a potomac man jailed in cuba will appeal his conviction in the highest court. 62-year-old allen gross is serving ten years for crimes
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